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At an event for Deadline.com, ‘Mudbound’ director Dee Rees reminisces on the beginning stages of film’s development and the importance of its message in relation to today’s world:  ““To the chagrin of my agent, usually I hate everything I read,” Dee Rees told the audience at Deadline’s The Contenders event, which might explain why the director has maintained a […]

‘Mudbound’ director Dee Rees receives another directing opportunity as she has been appointed to direct an upcoming film dealing with the Equal Rights Amendment entitled ‘An Uncivil War’: “FilmNation Entertainment has set Mudbound director Dee Rees to next helm An Uncivil War, a drama that will begin production early next year. Rees’ Mudbound was acquired by Netflix after its Sundance premiere for $12.5 […]

A list of 25 notable female directors has been curated in response to the lack of female representation in the 2018 Oscar nominations:  “Greta Gerwig landed an Oscar nomination for directing “Lady Bird” this year – and she’s only the fifth woman to be acknowledged in the category. If that seems ridiculous, and symptomatic of […]

Ava DuVernay is set to direct a 5-episode miniseries about the Central Park Five to premiere on Netflix:   “Selma director Ava DuVernay has had a lot of success in the past working with real-life stories – especially prison documentary 13th, which was Oscar nominated. She’s back with both the real world and Netflix for a new miniseries about […]

Ava DuVernay shared an email on her Twitter account giving advice to those aspiring to be directors in television or film:  “Powerhouse director Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar, 13th, A Wrinkle in Time) is undoubtedly one of the most influential filmmakers of our time.  She has made history in several ways, has a slate filled with […]

Rising director Steven Caple Jr. is set to direct the sequel to the ‘Creed’ franchise starring Michael B. Jordan: “With the original film’s director Ryan Coogler busy finessing Black Panther for Marvel, someone else was needed to call the shots on the follow-up to Creed. Co-star, producer and Original Flavour Rocky Sylvester Stallone stepped into the role back in October, but now, […]

Screenwriter and director Dee Rees is tackling a new project as she adapts the book “The Last Thing He Wanted” for the big screen: “Mudbound helmer Dee Rees has found her next project. The director will tackle the Joan Didion-penned political thriller The Last Thing He Wanted, which follows a Washington Post journalist thrown unexpectedly into the dangerous world of […]

Donald Glover, creator and star of FX show “Atlanta,” made his mark at the Emmys with his memorable win:   “Donald Glover continues to prove he’s one of the most versatile creators in American entertainment. The 33-year-old actor, writer, director and musician (as Childish Gambino) already won two Golden Globes for creating and starring in […]

‘Insecure’ director Melina Matsoukas has been nominated for her groundbreaking directing work in the Thanksgiving episode for the Neftlix Original series ‘Master of None’: “The Directors Guild of America Awards has announced the nominees for outstanding achievements in television in 2017, and despite the Golden Globes overlooking many women who should have been nominated for Best Director […]

Michael B. Jordan ventures from the world of acting with his directorial debut of the adaptation of the novel ‘The Stars Beneath our Feet’:  “EXCLUSIVE: Endeavor Content has acquired film rights to the David Barclay Moore novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet, which will be developed as a vehicle forCreed star Michael B. Jordan to make his feature directorial debut. Jordan […]